Hickory – The next Poetry Hickory is November 13 at 7pm at Taste Full Beans Coffeehouse. The featured writer is Beth Copeland.

Beth Copeland is the author of three full-length poetry books: Blue Honey, recipient of the 2017 Dogfish Head Poetry Prize (The Broadkill River Press 2017); Transcendental Telemarketer (BlazeVOX books 2012); and Traveling through Glass, recipient of the 1999 Bright Hill Press Poetry Book Award (Bright Hill Press 2000). Her poems have been published in numerous literary magazines and anthologies and have been featured on international poetry websites. She has been profiled as poet of the week on the PBS NewsHour website. Currently, Beth serves as Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poet for the central region of North Carolina and teaches creative writing at St. Andrews University.

An Open Mic will follow Way’s reading. Anyone may read but must register at Taste Full Beans before 7pm the evening of the event. For information, contact Hickory poet and Lenoir Rhyne professor, Scott Owens, at 828-234-4266 or asowens1@yahoo.com

Poetry Hickory, in its 13th year of monthly readings, is free and open to the public.